Review: Night in Funland and Other Stories From Literary Cavalcade

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Night in Funland and Other Stories From Literary Cavalcade
Night in Funland and Other Stories From Literary Cavalcade by Jerome Brondfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, there’s a story to this one. I’ve been trying to go back in time lately and find copies of stories that have stuck out in my memory from middle & high school. One of my all time favorite short stories is Borden Deal’s “Antaeus.” Aside from periodicals, it was very difficult to find a paperback collection containing that story. This book is the only one I could find. So I ordered it, and when it arrived in the mail, I was shocked and excited to discover the treasure troves it contained: Night in Funland, The Most Dangerous Game, Flowers for Algernon, all of which I’d read before. I was very happy, therefore, to have hit on several of my old favorites, and now own them in print, in a single collection. My favorite story in the bunch that I’d never read was probably “The Sea Gulls,” by Elias Venezis. This whole collection definitely has a kind of “Twilight Zone” feel to it, almost exactly like Bradbury’s “The October Country” collection.

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Victor A. Davis has always loved reading and writing short stories. He is an avid hiker and even when away from the world of laptops and wifi, keeps a pocket paperback and a handwritten journal to keep him company on trail. He is the author of two short story collections, Grains of Sand and The Gingerbread Collection. Join his Mailing List for special announcements about upcoming works.